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After spending several years at an Allegheny County based law firm, Melissa is bringing her skills and abilities to Titusville.  Melissa focuses on family law matters, especially divorce, equitable distribution, custody, and support.  Working hard to ensure that all the client's needs are meet, including dealing with the emotional side of involvement in litigation. She is dedicated to obtaining a desirable outcome to all issues at bar. Training in the collaborative method helps to facilitate resolving matters without the need for always running to court.

Professional Memberships

  •      Pennsylvania Bar Association

  •      Crawford County Bar Association 

  •      Collaborative Law Association of Southwestern PA 

  •      Christian Legal Society  

Preparing for your initial consult:

Your thirty minute initial consultation is conducted at a discount of my normal hourly rate.  It is important that you bring as much information as you have available to you.  This will help me to be able to provide you with the best advice possible as to how we should proceed with your case.  In addition, I recommend that you take some time to jot down a list of questions you have about your legal matter.  This will help us both to understand not only your position on matters, but also to understand how to move forward with your case.  Please call with any other questions. 

About the Practice:

My goal is to zealously and vigorously represent you while always maintaining the respect you deserve and providing you with sufficient information to make intelligent and informed decisions about your case.   It is my desire to make potentially difficult times as easy as possible. 

About Melissa

Personal

Melissa grew up in a small community in the greater Johnstown area.  Her parents are blue collar workers.  She was raised focused on working hard to achieve success.  Melissa is a small town, country girl at heart, unafraid of getting her hands dirty or working hard.  When Melissa is not hard at work vigorously representing clients, she enjoys running, hiking, gluten free baking, gardening, and spending time with her four children and their English Mastiff, Harley.  

Divorce in Titusville

Education

•Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, VA

       ◦Juris Doctor, Spring 2010

       ◦Managing Editor, The Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy

•Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, 2007

       ◦B.A. in Criminology

      ◦B.A. in Philosophy